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Tall lava fountains from Nyamuragira early on 8 Nov 2011 (day 2 of the new eruption) (Video: Virunga National Park gorillacd's Channel on YouTube)
Nyamuragira volcano
Shield volcano 3058 m / 10,033 ft
DRCongo, -1.41°S / 29.2°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Nyamuragira volcano eruptions:
1865, 1882, 1894, 1896, 1899, 1901, 1902, 1904, 1905, 1906(?), 1907, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1912-13, 1920, 1921-38, 1938-40, 1948, 1951, 1951-52, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1967, 1971, 1976-77, 1980, 1981-82, 1984, 1986, 1987-88, 1989, 1991-93, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2011 (6 Nov) - March 2012, 2014-16 (summit lava lake)
Typical eruption style:
Large effusive eruptions (Hawaiian style)
Last earthquakes nearby
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Nyamuragira volcano news & eruption updates:

Thu, 2 Feb 2017, 12:05
Heat signal from Nyamuragira volcano (MIROVA)
An active lava lake has returned to one of the summit pit craters in the caldera of Nyamuragira volcano. ...more [read all]
Sun, 15 Jan 2017, 10:22
Hot spot near the summit of Nyamuragira (center; below is signal from neighboring Nyiragongo) (image: MODIS / Univ. Hawaii)
Activity at the volcano has been increasing recently. A strong thermal signal is visible from the summit caldera or the upper NE flank, suggesting that magma has risen again to the surface. ...more
Sun, 12 Jun 2016, 12:05
Nyamuragira's pit crater with a small lava lake observed on 27 April 2016; volcanologist Sebastien Valade takes thermal measurements from the rim. (Image: MONUSCO via Culture Volcan)
A small lava lake has reappeared in April, it seems. An expedition by staff of the Goma volcano observatory and MONUSCO observed a small lava pond present in the inner pit during 27 April. ...more [read all]
Sat, 16 Apr 2016, 09:43
View into Nyamulagira's pit crater on 6 April 2016 (image: OVG / UN via Culture Volcan)
The lava lake at the bottom of the inner pit in the volcano's summit caldera has recently disappeared, a recent survey by scientist from the Goma volcano observatory (OVG) and UN showed. ...more [read all]
Sat, 29 Nov 2014, 02:14
The lava lake at the summit of Nyamuragira volcano in DR Congo.Photo: Benoit Smets
For the first time in 75 years, a new lava lake appeared on some of Africa’s most active stratovolcanoes: Mount Nyamuragira in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The neighbouring volcanoes of Nyamugira and Nyiragongo are both part of the Virunga volcanic chain in the East African Rift, situated along DR Congo's border with Rwanda. They are famous as two of the few volcanoes on Earth that have sustained lava lakes for several decades. The previous lava lake at Nyamuragira emptied in 1938 as its lava poured out of the summit and flowed more than 30 kilometres down to Lake Kivu. The new lava lake seems to have formed at the bottom of the 500 m deep crater that was left behind by this 1938 lava flood. ...more [read all]
Mon, 4 Aug 2014, 15:54
MODIS hot spots at Nyiragongo but not at Nyamuragira (center) (MODVOLC, Univ. Hawaii)
It is uncertain whether the eruption at Nyamuragira still continues, i.e. whether the new lava lake detected in July still exists. ...more
Mon, 7 Jul 2014, 17:09
SO2 plume over Nyiragongo / Nyamuragira volcanoes (NOAA)
The new eruption continues in the form of a lava lake in the summit caldera. No evidence of lava flowing on the flanks of the giant volcano is availabe. ...more [read all]
Thu, 3 Jul 2014, 07:10
This satellite image from 30 June shows lava lakes and gas plumes from Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo Volcanoes. Landsat 8 image, published by NASA Earth Observatory
A new eruption is occurring at the volcano. A lava lake has appeared in the main pit inside its summit caldera, but so far, reports of lava flows (presumably from flank vents) on the northern slope of Nyamuragira could not be verified. ...more [read all]
Sun, 13 Apr 2014, 20:40
Degassing from a crater of Nyamuragira (source: Julien Paluku / Twitter: pic.twitter.com/oKmCMMrkVX)
News started to spread on twitter and other media that a new eruption of the volcano started today, including pictures from the 2010 eruption as (false) evidence. ...more [read all]
Sat, 12 Apr 2014, 09:00
MODIS hot spot at Nyamuragia (single spot in center) and Nyiragongo (large spot bottom) volcanoes (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
No confirmation whether a new eruption at the volcano has started is available yet, but MODIS satellite data show a thermal hot spot near the NE rim of the summit caldera and a strong SO2 plume is being detected coming from the area. ...more

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